“The Office of the President will be monitoring the progress of this project and commits its all-out support to the DOTr and all agencies involved as they endeavor to deliver this facility to our countrymen,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on the day of Metro Manila Subway’s ground breaking ceremony.
“The critics say it can never be done. The cynics say it is just a dream,” he said.
Panelo noted that Metro Manila Subway has been dubbed as the project of the century as it is considered a major transformational project in mass transport in the country.
“Once it becomes serviceable, and with a speed of 80kph, the riding public can travel from Quezon City to NAIA Terminal 3 in 30 minutes. There will be 15 stations, and the first three stations will be operational in 2022, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). With this foundation, we request succeeding administrations to exert the same effort until the railway system is fully completed,” he added.
“We also ask the public to remain patient as it is us who will greatly benefit from gains of this major infrastructure project in the near future,” he said.